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Anthem Updates ARC Genesis Room Correction Powerful NEW Features

— May 06, 2019 17:00

Anthem Updates ARC Genesis Room Correction Powerful NEW Features

Anthem Electronics just made a good thing better with the launch of ARC Genesis™, the 3rd generation of their critically-acclaimed Anthem Room Correction (ARC®) software. See what upgrades you get.

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5G Wireless Apocalypse: Smart City of Surveillance

— May 01, 2019 10:00

5G Wireless Apocalypse: Smart City of Surveillance

The first fully-formed smart city promises to be a marvel of technology, but a disaster for your personal privacy. What can we expect when the city itself is spying on you? Read on to find out.

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Audioholics Celebrates 20 Years of Online Success

— April 03, 2019 21:00

Audioholics Celebrates 20 Years of Online Success

Audioholics is celebrating our 20-year anniversary this April 18th,2019. As one of the industry's largest and most respected AV review publications, we thank our followers and talented writing staff.

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5G Wireless Apocalypse: The RF Health-Risk Conspiracy

— March 28, 2019 06:00

5G Wireless Apocalypse: The RF Health-Risk Conspiracy

5G Wireless Apocalypse! This is the first of a three-part series that explores what 5G will bring, presenting both the good... and the not so good. Is 5G bad for your health? Read on.

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Mobile MQA Goes Mainstream Via Tidal’s Android App

— March 11, 2019 23:00

Mobile MQA Goes Mainstream Via Tidal’s Android App

Tidal announced that all Android devices are now MQA-ready! Subscribers to Tidal’s HiFi tier can now enjoy the service’s high-resolution “Tidal Masters" content on their Android mobile devices.

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Samsung Drops Blu-ray, Drives Nail into Disc-Media Coffin

— March 07, 2019 14:00

Samsung Drops Blu-ray, Drives Nail into Disc-Media Coffin

Samsung has announced that it will no longer produce and distribute Ultra HD Blu-ray players in the US. Does this mark the death of the physical format and is Apple partly to blame?

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Can Star Trek Discovery Carry CBS All Access?

— February 23, 2019 01:00

Can Star Trek Discovery Carry CBS All Access?

Is Star Trek Discovery the solid performer that CBS needs it to be to make their paywall App a success? Some believe that the controversial new Star Trek show may have seen its final season.

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Klipsch Dresses Up New Technology in a Classical Outfit

— February 08, 2019 22:00

Klipsch Dresses Up New Technology in a Classical Outfit

Klipsch made a big splash at CES this year releasing new soundbars, wireless speakers, wireless earbuds, and portable tabletop speakers loaded with new technology but with vintage roots.

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Apple - Sony Takeover Predicted as Big Tech Buys Up Hollywood

— January 15, 2019 00:00

Apple - Sony Takeover Predicted as Big Tech Buys Up Hollywood

The latest rumor about Apple comes via online prediction from Variety that says the iPhone maker will acquire Sony Pictures in 2019. Is Apple positioning themselves to compete with Netflix? Read on.

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Bose: Legitimate Audio Company or Slick Marketing?

— January 03, 2019 00:00

Bose: Legitimate Audio Company or Slick Marketing?

Love them or hate them Bose is the best selling audio brand in the world. Are they really "all marketing and no engineering?" We take a look at this iconic company and sort out truth from fiction.

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Red Dead Redemption 2: Outlaw Cowboys in the Age of Toxic Masculinity

— December 09, 2018 22:00

Red Dead Redemption 2: Outlaw Cowboys in the Age of Toxic Masculinity

Rockstar Games released its wild west game Red Dead Redemption 2 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, raking in over $725-million in revenue in its first weekend and has sold over 17-million copies.

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Trump’s Tariffs Are Bad for the Audio Business

— November 20, 2018 06:00

Trump’s Tariffs Are Bad for the Audio Business

The president’s escalating tariff war is wreaking havoc on American businesses that rely on Chinese manufacturing and supply chains. To see how this is affecting the audio market read on.

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HTC Exodus 1: The Off-Grid Blockchain Jesse Ventura of Smartphones

— November 05, 2018 16:00

HTC Exodus 1: The Off-Grid Blockchain Jesse Ventura of Smartphones

The Exodus 1 is a new smartphone by HTC featuring extra security measures for your blockchain, cryptocurrency keys and other data completely off-grid. Is it really safer? Read on to find out.

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Even EarPrint Headphones Customize Sound for Your Hearing

— July 02, 2018 00:00

Even EarPrint Headphones Customize Sound for Your Hearing

Brooklyn-based headphone startup Even says that every listener has a unique “EarPrint,” like a fingerprint that affects the way we hear. Their technology customizes the sound to your hearing profile.

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Bowers & Wilkins to Launch New Research and Development Center

— May 23, 2018 08:00

Bowers & Wilkins to Launch New Research and Development Center

Bowers & Wilkins, the famous British audio brand, is announcing the relocation of its world-famous research and development center to a new and larger facility with cutting-edge equipment and tools.

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Legacy Audio Interview with Bill Dudleston

— May 02, 2018 00:00

Legacy Audio Interview with Bill Dudleston

This is a one on one interview with Legacy Audio Founder Bill Dudleston. We discuss various aspects of loudspeaker design including the core philosophy behind Legacy products and new DSP innovations.

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The Biggest Successes in Consumer A/V Electronics in the Last 50 Years

— April 13, 2018 16:00

The Biggest Successes in Consumer A/V Electronics in the Last 50 Years

We recently took a trip down memory lane recounting some of the most glorious failures in audio-video history. Now we're shifting gears a bit and focusing on the biggest successes in consumer AV.

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Oppo Digital Bids Farewell, Ends US Manufacturing

— April 05, 2018 19:45

Oppo Digital Bids Farewell, Ends US Manufacturing

After a stellar 14-year run, Oppo has announced that it will begin the process of ending manufacturing of new products. They were a great AV company that will sorely be missed.

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The Long Overdue Death of Retail Compact Disc (CD)

Brandon Dimmel — February 23, 2018 00:00

The Long Overdue Death of Retail Compact Disc (CD)

Memorializing the Compact Disc. Once upon a time, the CD was the ubiquitous music platform. Our story outlines how the disc-based music technology was adopted, loved and eventually abandoned.

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The Biggest Failures in Consumer Audio/Video Electronics History

, — January 30, 2018 00:00

The Biggest Failures in Consumer Audio/Video Electronics History

We take a take a look at what we feel to be the biggest product failures in consumer A/V electronics and try to figure out what went wrong and how missteps today may lead to success stories tomorrow.

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Disney Expands Media Empire with 21st Century Fox

— January 02, 2018 00:00

Disney Expands Media Empire with 21st Century Fox

With Disney soon to own a majority of Fox TV and film Studios, the stars may have just aligned for the creation of the most powerful media conglomerate ever created. What changes will this bring?

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Title II is Not the Net Neutrality You’re Looking For

— December 02, 2017 00:00

Title II is Not the Net Neutrality You’re Looking For

The end is nigh for net neutrality as it exists today. Trump-appointed FCC chief Ajit Pai put forth a plan last week that promises to roll back Obama’s net neutrality policies. What's to come of this?

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Star Wars Battlefront II: EA Embraces the Dark Side of Gaming

— November 20, 2017 14:00

Star Wars Battlefront II: EA Embraces the Dark Side of Gaming

Star Wars Battlefront II has been lighting up the gaming community with bad press around what gamers are decrying as a corrupt in-game economy that gives unfair advantages to players that pay.

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Denon, Marantz Receivers Get DTS Virtual:X Firmware Update

— November 17, 2017 16:00

Denon, Marantz Receivers Get DTS Virtual:X Firmware Update

Sound United and DTS have announced the availability of a DTS Virtual:X firmware update for many Denon and Marantz A/V receiver to expand your immersive audio experience without needing more speakers.

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Why DTS Headphone: X Isn’t Ready For Fans of Surround Hi-Fi

— November 10, 2017 12:00

Why DTS Headphone: X Isn’t Ready For Fans of Surround Hi-Fi

DTS Headphone:X is a new technology that promises to change how we listen to music, movies, and television using our favorite headphones. Have initial reviews come up short of expectations? Read on.

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Auro-3D Listening Evaluation on a Denon AVR-X7200WA

— November 01, 2017 00:00

Auro-3D Listening Evaluation on a Denon AVR-X7200WA

Immersive audio isn't just Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. We demoed Auro-3D and looked at the technology, how to take advantage of it at home, and how it performed in a real-world setup with listening tests.

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Is the Netflix Empire Built on a House of Cards?

— October 21, 2017 00:00

Is the Netflix Empire Built on a House of Cards?

From a Q3 2017 earnings report, Netflix is at an all-time high in almost any meaningful measure. The online entertainment service has over 109 million subscribers worldwide but can it be maintained?

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Star Trek Discovery - Stranded in Compressed, Two-Channel Subscription Space

— October 04, 2017 17:00

Star Trek Discovery - Stranded in Compressed, Two-Channel Subscription Space

The premiere of Star Trek Discovery aired on the CBS network on 9/24/17 and was enjoyed by anyone who could get over-air reception. But episode one was a teaser to make you pay for CBS All Access.